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Clinical Haematology oncology
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£37,638 - £44,780 p.a inc HCA
Salary period
27/01/2021 23:59

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Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse - Haematology Day Unit

Band 6

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

Evelina London cares for local children in Lambeth and Southwark and provides specialist services across south east England including cardiac, renal and critical care services. We lead a number of specialist service networks aiming to ensure children are treated locally where possible, but have access to specialist expertise when they need it. Our community services include health visiting, school nursing and support for families of children with long-term conditions. The Duchess of Cambridge became the Patron of Evelina London in 2018.

Our adult community services teams deliver care at the heart of the local communities we serve, working in partnership with GPs, local authorities and other healthcare and voluntary sector organisations. In 2019 we combined adult community services with acute medicine and therapy services to create Integrated Care, a new strategic business unit. Working with our partners in Lambeth and Southwark, we are focusing on new ways of working to improve care for local patients.

We have a reputation for clinical excellence and high quality teaching and research. We are part of King’s Health Partners, one of eight accredited UK academic health sciences centres. In partnership with King’s College London we have dedicated clinical research facilities and a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience as well as safe, high quality care. We are proud to have one of the lowest mortality rates in the NHS. Following a comprehensive Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection in 2019 we maintained our overall rating of ‘good’. Our adult community services achieved a rating of ‘outstanding’.

The commitment of our 18,050 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2019 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

We have one of the most ambitious capital investment programmes anywhere in the NHS.

We are seeking experienced nurses who are able to join the the team on the haematology day unit. We are seeking nurses that value their clinical skills, have experience of clinical management and want to be leaders within haematology nursing in an ambulatory setting.  

Our nurse led service offers apheresis, supportive care and venesection.  We care for patients with haematological cancers, sickle cell disease and other haematology diseases.  Our aim is to provide expert care to allow patients to avoid hospital admissions and to manage their disease in an ambulatory setting. We are currently open Monday to Friday 08.00 - 20.00.

The successful applicant will be expected to work in partnership with the deputy team and to support the haematology day unit Sister and Matron. This role will have emphasis on staff education and development in order to maintain the expertise of the nurses, healthcare assistants  and students. You will also provide managerial and operational support to the management team.  As a deputy sister/ deputy charge nurse you will be expected to role model trust values and behaviors, and demonstrate professionalism, positivity and enthusiasm at all times.

Haematology or oncology experience is desired but not essential and you will have the opportunity to further develop and enhance your skills. We are seeking candidates with a strong desire to deliver the best individualized care to patients living with haematological disease by working as an effective part of the nursing and wider team. The successful candidate will have experience in an acute setting and will be committed to supporting the sister operationally manage the unit. Opportunities for the right candidate include developing skills in apheresis, expert cannulation assisted by ultrasound, femoral line placement, and bone marrow biopsy skills. Informal visits are strongly recommended.

SHIFT Pattern:

4x 9.5hr/week. We do not currently work weekends or bank holidays but may have plans to start working bank holidays in the future.


closing date; 27th January 2021

interview date; 12th February 2021

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Charlotte Harwood: Sister


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